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Scaphoideus atlantus - No Common Name



© Ken Childs- note coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger- dorsal view; note coloration

© Kyle Kittelberger- female, underside

© Paul Scharf- note coloration, individual
appears dark
Taxonomy
Family: CICADELLIDAESubfamily: Deltocephalinae
Identification
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Description: Typically an amber yellow color with a white to cream colored crown (top of the head) and an orange transverse band between the eyes. The eyes themselves have a white longitudinal line flanked with black through them. The face is pale overall, being cream to light brown with several somewhat faint brown lines near the crown margin. The pronotum is largely a uniform amber yellow to orange and the scutellum is yellowish-orange overall. The forewings, in coparison to other Scaphoideus, appear as a mostly uniform color with few pale or dark wing cell. The wings have the anterior three-fourths an amber yellow color while the latter fourth has some white translucent cells. Wing venation is brown, darker near the tips. The legs are yellowish-white and the underside of the body is a pale yellowish-brown color. The female pre-genital sternite is pale yellowish-brown with a posterior dark medial area on the outer margin; there is a deep notch in the middle, with concave margins on either side of the notch and the lateral margins straight. Male plates are yellow to orange. Adult males are 5.0-6.0 mm long while females are 5.1-5.7 mm. (Barnett 1976) For more images of several spinned specimens, see: BOLD.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Out of State Record(s)
Distribution: Throughout eastern and central United States (Barnett 1976).
Abundance: Rare, recorded from a few counties in the Piedmont; possibly under collected and more abundant in the right habitat.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Probably mixed hardwood forest and similar habitats.
Plant Associates: Cottonwood, ragweed, mustard, marvel pea, Dipsacus, Ulmus americana, Fagus, European elm, ash, Ulmus alata, Tillia americana, etc. (Barnett 1976)
Behavior: Can be attracted at night with a light.
Comment:
Status: Native

Species Photo Gallery for Scaphoideus atlantus No Common Name

Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Paul Scharf
Warren Co.
Comment: Attracted to Light
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger
Out Of State Co.
Comment: NCSU specimen; female
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
Comment:
Photo by: Ken Childs
Out Of State Co.
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Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV light, hope I got the ID correct?
Photo by: Randy Emmitt
Orange Co.
Comment: UV light, hope I got the ID correct?